As a former full-time elementary classroom teacher, I absolutely loved this time of the year. It is a moment when we pause and think about lessons of kindness, of peaceful protest, and of marches meant to make way for...
It’s cold and everybody is home. There is nothing better than to end the day by winding down to watch a show or two. Thanks to COVID-19, we all still need an escape. Well, look no further! The Iowa City...
We may not be able to come together as a community for an in-person day of service and learning this year, but there are still ways to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. virtually and in...
Now that the ground is finally covered in a layer of wintry white, it’s time to make childhood memories by bundling up and hitting the sledding slopes. Read on for the skinny on the best Iowa City-area sledding hills! 10...
Until you experience it, it is hard to fully describe an Iowa winter. Follow these tips for surviving and enjoying winter weather — these ideas are also helpful reminders for Iowans who might "forget" how to best deal with...
  We’re five months into the COVID-19 pandemic and there are no signs of it going away any time soon. (Related: wear your masks, please! It’s a simple, scientifically supported solution for slowing the spread). One of the things that has...
On a Saturday morning a few weeks ago, I texted a mom friend to see if she wanted to meet up at Dodge Street Coffeehouse. It opens early, has great coffee, and has a small play area, so it's...
It's February and we are in the depths of Iowa winter. When you choose to live in the Midwest you sign up for a roller-coaster of winter weather, for better or for worse. As a lifelong Midwesterner I can...
Iowa City is—in my humble opinion—the best place to love. If you are a couple celebrating your relationship in Iowa City this Valentine's Day, look no further than your own backyard for a few fun Valentine's Day date night...
It’s that time of year. No, not the most wonderful time of the year. For me, it’s the opposite. This is the un-festive part of winter, when all the cheerful December activities have been over for weeks and it’s...

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An Open Love Letter to Hawkeye Basketball

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Long before Iowa City Moms began, long before I was a wife and a mom, even long before I was a student at the...